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College Pathways

Aussie Basketball USA is determined to bridge the gap between Australia and the USA when it comes to men and women's basketball and college pathways.

Our mission is to connect the Australian student athlete with a once in a lifetime opportunity of attaining an athletic college basketball scholarship at the levels of the NCAA and the NJCAA.

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This scouting service has been approved in accordance with NCAA bylaws, policies, and procedures. NCAA Division I basketball coaches are permitted to subscribe.

The TOP 100 female prospects Australia wide, is right here within our database. Our director and family name 'TOMLINSON' is renown in Australian Womens Basketball, our reputation stands for itself.

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I'm a Prospect

If you are a player interested pursuing the college pathway in the USA we are the trusted source for you! With over 10 years experience in the industry we can assist you in this gruelling but very rewarding process.

Sam Tomlinson & Aussie Basketball USA, will market you and connect you with the best fit for you academically and on the court. Sam get's the job done on both sides of the pond!

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Our Super Elite & All Level School Holiday Camps

These camps are specifically for ages 7 to 16 years, both boys and girls. It doesn't matter if you are an elite rep player playing on Friday nights, an absolute beginner, a domestic player or just wanting extra skill work or practice during the school holidays, as at the start of camp, you are broken up into age groups and then further by skill level.

These grouping rules are quite strict as we like to keep the level of play at the absolute highest, but inter-state representative players who may be in Melbourne for the school holidays are also wel-comed to participate in these camps. Camps operate from 10am to 3pm daily with morning tea, afternoon and lunch breaks.

All camps are conducted by Olympic player and coach, Ray Tomlinson and assisting Sam Tomlinson. Other coaches include state and nationally recog-nized coaches so you will not be let down in our approach, as our expert instruction helps you develop and correctly practice on court fundamentals and take them home with you.

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About us

Aussie Basketball USA is determined to "bridge the gap" between Australia and the shores of the USA when it comes to NCAA Collegiate Mens and Womens Basketball. Our mission is to connect the Student - Athlete with a once in a lifetime opportunity of obtaining a USA College Basketball Scholarship and find the right fit. Please read further to learn more about our leaders at Aussie Basketball USA.

Aussie basketball USA Pathways is undoubtably the number one program in assisting boys and girls in realising their dreams of playing NCAA Division 1 Womens Basketball in the USA. The brainchild of former NCAA Division One Player and Coach Sam Tomlinson, has helped send more than enough players, including numerous junior national, state and club level players to various Division One Programs including Duke University, Tennessee and Clemson among others just of late.

Having won Gold with the Australian Junior National Team at the U21 World Cup before carving out a career both in the Australian WNBL, Europe and the WNBA pre team squad. Tomlinson has first- hand knowledge of the opportunities that basketball can present for players as well as well as what it takes to reach the elite level in the sport. Combined with her passion for junior player development, Tomlinson is able to give each player the opportunity to put themselves in the best possible position to land a high level of play at the Division One level and give them the best chance to succeed both in the short and long-term.

With a wealth of experience in both Australia and the United States, Tomlinson has a proven track record of assisting players in finding their way to the ideal college setting, creating mutually beneficial relationships for the players, coaches and programs, helping to develop long-term connections between programs and Australian basketball.

Our Services


Players are scouted and coached at our super camps by one of the most renowned names in Australian Basketball.


With over 20 years of college connections we can definitely market your game and connect you with the right college fit for you.


Although our super camps and access to our extensive database cost, our student athletes are FREE of charge.


We can help guide the academic process to become eligible for what is to come out of an exciting once in a life time opportunity to play at the USA Collegiate Level.

Our Leaders

Director, Sam Tomlinson is a former NCAA Division One and professional basketball player, who learnt her trade from one of Australia's most well known players and coaches, Ray Tomlinson.

Sam Tomlinson

Born of Olympian parents, Ray and Sandra Tomlinson, it seems I was destined to played basketball. Ever since I was a toddler, a basketball was always in my hands before starting in the junior ranks of the Melbourne Tigers Girls Basketball Club. With guidance from my father Ray Tomlinson, I entered the college pathway at NAIA level in Auburn-Montgomery before transferring to NCAA Division I Troy State University (now Troy University) in Alabama, where I helped lead the program to its first conference title and NCAA Tournament berth in 1997.

Following my college career, I was invited to be a part of the WNBA Draft before receiving one of 18 invitations to the WNBA's Utah Starzz training camp. Following my stint in the WNBA and having graduated w...

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Nick’s achievements in basketball are simply unparalleled. Throughout 20+ years of coaching in Australia (originally from Europe) Nick has played a major part in the pathways of many young basketballers going to the AIS, NBL, College, etc. Nick has been a full time basketball coach over such a long period of time and has such a great knowledge of the youth of today. He has worked at domestic, club, state and national levels and over that time has built a level of respect across the entire basketball fraternity for his knowledge and love for the game. He is especially known for his ability t...

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Ray Tomlinson

Ray's achievements in basketball are simply outstanding. These, combined with over 40 years of physical education teaching experience, bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our youth of today, whether just starting out as a beginner or as a player at the domestic, club, state or international level.

Tomlinson has had a decorated playing career which included representing Australia at three Olympic Games and a stint with the Harlem Globetrotters. Following his playing career, Tomlinson quickly turned to coaching. He went on to serve on the coaching staff at two more Olympics and led the Melbourne Tigers WNBL team for many years, amassing 145 victories. His most notable achievement was leading the National Junior Women's team to the Worl...

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